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On Liberty | Chapter Summaries


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Chapter 1 Mill begins the chapter by explaining that this book will not be about the "liberty of the will," of what philosophers r... Read More
Chapter 2 Mill begins Chapter 2 by explaining that freedom of the press is a well-established principle of democracy. What concern... Read More
Chapter 3 Chapter 3 begins by taking the precepts of the previous chapter and applying them to broader notions of freedom of indiv... Read More
Chapter 4 Chapter 4 starts with several questions about the relationship of an individual to society. Specifically, given the pict... Read More
Chapter 5 Mill opens the chapter by restating his primary claims: that when an individual's actions impact first themselves, they ... Read More
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